April 16, 2018 3:15 pm

New Brunswick to increase funding for transition houses

New Brunswick Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman is seen at a media conference in Fredericton.

Kevin Godwin / Global News

New Brunswick says it’s bumping up funding for its 13 transition houses in the province.

Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman says the houses provide a safe haven for women and kids trying to rebuild their lives in the wake of domestic abuse.

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The 2018-19 budget for transition homes will increase by 11 per cent to just over $3.3 million.

Horsman says the additional funding means every transition house in New Brunswick can hire a child support worker.

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